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Offline RescoCCC

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Is this one Murano?
« on: August 01, 2014, 06:52:34 PM »
This was part of a group of weights I picked off on the Bay of E. A mixed group with some easily identified Murano and contemporary Chinese weights. This weight had a hand-written label taped to the base claiming Murano, but I have my doubts. What do you experts think? It measures 3 1/4 inches high, and 2 1/4 inches in diameter. Polished, flat base.


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Re: Is this one Murano?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 08:00:37 PM »
Very dubious.  More likely Polish or similar?

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Re: Is this one Murano?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 06:33:12 AM »
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It is always worth considering China for pieces you are unsure about, or think may be Murano.  There are many, many factories that make 'Murano Glass' products: here is a link to some http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/CN/murano-glass.html. Warning - there are over 7,000 adverts for 'Murano Glass' in the pages linked to - so that gives some idea of the scale of production.

If you narrow the search to 'Murano Glass Paperweight' the number drops to around 260 adverts - and includes examples of pieces that I have seen offered on US eBay as 'Murano'.   http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=murano+glass+paperweight.

Quality is better than many expect: eg http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Handmade-Millefori-Mosaic-Paperweight-Murano-Glass_107568379.html

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Re: Is this one Murano?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 07:58:16 AM »
Hi everybody,

I would not be surprised if it was a product from Lithunia,
(some from there are signed NEMUNAS, after the Memel River in Lithunian), 100s of samples by

Remis Kriukas, see this for instance:

 http://glasremis.lt/index.php?mact=Products,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01category=Produktai&cntnt01pagelimit=12&cntnt01sortby=created&cntnt01summarytemplate=english_summary&cntnt01sortorder=desc&cntnt01page=2&cntnt01returnid=69

Kind regards, E.
EJM

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Re: Is this one Murano?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 05:43:36 PM »
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it! The good news is that I can't find it on Alibaba, but there sure are a bunch that I see all over eBay.

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